Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
Image is of event flyer.  Text is listed as it is in the web site event posting.
Aug 6 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
On August 6, local resident and 4H member Max Johnson will present Kids on Bikes, a program highlighting bicycle operation, safety, and maintenance.
Image is of event flyer.  Text is listed as it is in the web site event posting.
Aug 14 2020 - 10:00pm to Aug 15 2020 - 2:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Families may enjoy learning about the night sky and guided viewing opprotunities with telescopes.
Aug 15 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

View of museum gallery with several historic dresses displayed
Aug 18 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Curator of History Erika Holst for a virtual walk through the Fashioning Illinois: 1820-1900 exhibition to learn about the types of garments worn by 19th century women at different ages and stages of life.
Sewing room, shirt factory, Troy, N.Y. courtesy Library of Congress
Sep 15 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Curator of History Erika Holst on a walk through the Fashioning Illinois exhibition to learn how cloth and clothing were made in the 19th century and the impact of textiles on early American life.
black and white photo of a young woman, Caroline Sutherland
Oct 20 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the 1930s, a young boy discovered a crumbling stone vault with a metal burial casket inside. Eighty years later, a trunk full of that young woman's clothing was donated to the Illinois State Museum.